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I considered giving this an 8, but looking at others that I’ve given an 8, it falls a little short. It’s a very smooth rum with a good balance. It’s dry but not too dry. Unless you like VERY sweet rums, you’ll like this one. I couldn’t give it an 8 because it lacks character and depth. Others seem to disagree, so perhaps I need to try another bottle. The only distinctive flavor or smell is the oak, which is pleasant and not overpowering. I could drink Doorly’s 12 year-old as a sipper but it just isn’t distinctive enough to love. But, if I had $25 and needed an excellent bottle of rum, I think this just beat out Bacardi 8 as my first choice.
Another R.L. Seales fine Rum.
I have the XO, 8, and this 12yo.
They get better as you climb up.
NO additives (dosing).
There now is a 14yo Through Whiskey Exchange in the U.K.
On my wish list
Drier rum with lot of tones. Single casked unique character, thanks to mr. Seale untouched with any additives. Suited more for experienced rum lovers, but not bad choice for others too.
You really need to rest this one (20 minutes should do the trick), before you drink it. At first it has that strong alcohol smell and even aftertaste. But after you relax it, it is a very very smooth rum. Great if you are planning to have few glasses, because it is incredibly easy to drink. Just dont expect that taste punch. It will never come. It is a decent rum, but its main advantage is just how easy you can drink it. No obstructions on its way. Just let it rest after you pour it.
Great tasting rum at an affordable price, my new #1
smooth, supple, and full of flavor. this rum needs nothing.
The pot still brings complexity, depth and weight, whilst the column still brings a balance of aroma and flavour. Doorly’s 12 Year Old Rum is a blend of rums, 90% aged for 12 years in Kentucky Bourbon and 10% aged for 12 years in Madeira cask. This rum is an exceptional molasses sipping rum for slightly less cost than the Four Square 2005 variety. Both deserve a taste.
secondary aging in oak sherry casks. Very smooth, pleasant aroma, medium complexity. Mildly sweet, not dry, you can taste the sugars, and the sherry cask comes through in good balance. Very scotch-like. 85+
Strong but colorful taste, very dark aftertaste. I'll come back to this one..
Excellent supper and cheap enough to make a great daiquiri.
This is what a rum should be. The aroma in the snifter is surprisingly sweet, knowing that there is zero added sugar. The rum is really smooth with an awesome finale. The color is amber. I'm really impressed with the work made by foursquare distillery and Mr Seale. Can't wait to try the xo and the R.L. Seale 10 years. They are not so cheap here in Europe (usually this is around 55€) but surely this was worth every cent.
This recently became available where I live and figured it was worth a try. Easily the best 27 dollars ever spent on a rum. notes of vanilla are present and a touch of oak. The ruby hue looks rick, but I would not say the body is overly rich. I would not necessarily put it up against esoteric cask strengh rums, or those aged in the 18+ year category, but this is a great rum for the price. Expect the price to rise as it gains a following in the USA.
Nice, slightly aromatic fairly light sipping rum.
Light slightly yellow color, pretty, delicate nose...very delicate. Well balanced mouth feel, with a touch of sweetness and evolves into banana and spice. Long rich finish. This is a nice well made rum, which I could happily drink quite a lot of.
You can think of this as either a top-shelf mixer or else a decent sipper (or both). It's not as rich and complex as, say, RL Seale's 10 or Foursquare's Zinfadel, but it'll do for sipping on a quiet evening by yourself. Bring out those other two when you have guests over. (FYI: all of the mentioned rums are Foursquare rums.)
This doesn't mix well but nice enough on it's own.
Típico ron de la isla Barbados. Seco pero con notas frutales. Algo alcohólico, pero agradable en el paladar. Muy buena relación calidad precio, como el Appleton 12 rare blend.
I couldn’t believe the great reviews for such an affordable rum, but this is good stuff. I could make this my everyday rum. I like the slightly sweet vanilla-ey flavor. Not as sweet as Zaya, but not quite as well rounded as plantation 20th or Vizcaya, but it will do just fine
Nose - oaky, orange
Taste - oaky, orange, brown sugar, caramel
Little more oaky and dark than XO, unless I could get this on sale I will just pick XO since I mix a lot.
There are a small number of rums that are so close in quality, that I find the only way to decide on which one to purchase, is which is on offer on the day. This is one of them. My overall favourite was El Dorado 12 year old, which is often criticised for being a little sweet. In many respects, I find Doorly”s 12 year old is similar, although not quite as sweet. It’s on offer today, so about to buy two bottles. All the other reviews will describe the taste, but just go out and buy a bottle. You won’t be disappointed.
As a bourbon drinker this one is pretty solid on flavor without much proof. Not overly sweet but a nice tropics fruit finish that lingers for a few seconds.
Nadpis byl jednoduchý. Takový prostě je. Když máte kvalitní produkt, nepotřebujete ho krýt cukrem. Oproti Doorlys XO má navíc k chuti dřeva také výraznou sherry složku. Je mnohem jemnější než stejně tak úžasný Dos Maderas PX 5+5. U Maderasu mám pocit, že se právě krylo cukrem, ale dávám oběma 9b a to jen proto, že může ještě někde čekat 10tka.
Pleasant but not too saturated aroma. Good fact is that - this Rum are “honest” to you, and I guess have no sugar add. When you taste it, you got little bit burn in your mouth, but not more than it need.
In my opinion this Doorlys 12y is not Rum with very deep and long taste, when I compared it with others. So that’s why I give only 7 this time.
But, I will buy it again for sure.
Приятный, но не слишком насыщенный запах.
Слегка жгучестей на язык, в этом даже есть свой плюс. Но в тоже время он не слишком резкий. Сбалансированный. Ром качественный, но благодаря моему опыту могу сказать что уступает многим ромам в «глубине» вкуса, если вы понимайте о чем я. Вкус хороший, но поверхностный. По этой причине 7
Приятное ощущение, что нету лишнего сахара в роме.
Barbados means good rum and you expect nothing less from foursquare. This 12 is fruity and delicious. Although I favour the el dorado 12 on the sip this is almost as nice